About Brad And Steve

In 2019, Brad and Steve founded the Growth Equation to be a signal amidst so much noise. At the Growth Equation, we are dedicated to bringing you pragmatic, no-nonsense information, tools, and practices to help you cultivate sustainable and fulfilling success and excellence.

Brad Stulberg

Brad’s work explores excellence, mastery, and well-being. He is bestselling author of Master of Change and The Practice of Groundedness, and coauthor of Peak Performance. He regularly contributes to the New York Times and his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and the Atlantic, among other publications. Brad is on faculty at the University of Michigan’s Graduate School of Public Health. In his coaching practice he works with executives, entrepreneurs, physicians, and athletes on their mental skills and overall well-being. He lives in Asheville, NC.

Steve Magness

Steve writes, speaks, and coaches on health and human performance. He is a performance coach, working with athletes, entrepreneurs, executives and teams on mental skills development. He's worked with professional teams in the NBA and MLB, as well as numerous Olympic athletes. He serves as an adjunct professor at St. Mary's University and his writing has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Wired, Outside, NY Magazine, and Forbes. He has a master's degree from George Mason University. He lives in Houston, TX

Meet The Whole Team

The Growth Equation 

     As the Growth Equation and our team have grown and evolved in hand, we feel strongly that our mission can be summed up by ‘helping you get the best out of yourself on the things you care about most.

     With over 750,000 book copies sold, 40,000 newsletter subscribersand our many world-class coaching and speaking clients we feel inspired to keep exploring and sharing the stuff that actually works, both within our intimate community and more broadly too.

Steve Magness
Co-Founder of The Growth Equation

When not working, you can find Steve with his family or out on a run.
Brad Stulberg
Co-Founder of The Growth Equation

When not working, you can find Brad with his family, in a gym, or on a walk with his German Shepherd.
Clay Skipper
Podcast Host
Clay Joined the team in 2023 as the Host of The Farewell Podcast following over 7 years years at GQ as a writer and host of both podcast and video series.

When not working, you can find Clay reading, running, and constantly fantasizing about going to live in a cabin in the woods
Chris Douglas
Chief Operating Officer
Before joining the team in 2019 as COO Chris worked as a civil rights attorney and clinical law professor at Berkeley Law for over ten years before launching his own successful consulting business.

When not working, you can find Chris with his family or training for a swimrun race.
Nathaniel Mechler
Creative Director
Nathaniel joined the Growth Equation in 2023 with the hopes of helping the team reach new creative heights!

When not working, you can find Nathaniel training for the Decathlon with hopes of continuing to represent Canada.